All the necessary tools for creating layouts and professional digital publications are included along with a wide array of functions that are just as impressive as other paid-for programs like Freehand and QuarkXpress. Support is provided for all professional functions like CMYK colors, import/exporting PDF and EPS files, separations, ICC color admin, vectorial drawing tools, OpenType fonts from levels 1, 2, 3 and a ton more.
By default, a number of templates already come with Scribus allowing you learn to use the program step-by-step. Although there is a fairly steep learning curve, that doesn't mean it's not accessible to users who are new to this kind of software. Scribus was designed to provide a sleek and simple interface, and is available in several different languages.